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are doing enough to keep our children safe. but is washington doing enough? >> from the global resources of abc news, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >> i'm cynthia mcfadden. today the first of far too many funerals in a small community changed by tragedy. three days ago 20 children and six adults were killed in a connecticut elementary school, a mass shooting that sent shock waves of degree across the country. abc's juju chang reports from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school is closed tomorrow. and when the children return it will be to a different campus. the town is covered with memorials like this one that take on a feeling of a sacred sight as people make pilgrimages from all over. under a cold steady rain, a wave of communal grief washes over newtown. memorials growing in sets of 20 for the children. 20 christmas trees, 20 poinsettias, 20 angels. today the first funerals in a found whose faith is being tested in ways it could never have imagined. >>> for six-year-old jack pinto a huge new york gi
fadden and bill weir in new york city, and terry moran in washington, this is a special edition of "nightline" -- tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. today the shattered community of newtown, connecticut, mourned the young teacher who died trying to protect her first grade class, while school districts across the country are now beefing up security. in the wake of this tragedy, schools nationwide are grappling with the difficult questions about keeping their students safe, including the debate over arming teachers with guns. here's alex perez. >> reporter: she came face to face with unthinkable horror and fought to save her first graders. laid to rest today, 27-year-old sandy hook teacher vicki soto. those remembers her we're green ribb ribbons, her favorite color. her sister jillian, already know what the world is remembering, saying you have been a hero to me for a lot longer than five days. you've been my big sister, the one i've always looked up to. among the mourners, family friend musician paul simon who performed "the sound of silence." s
up everything. >> reporter: an abc news "washington post" poll show more americans continue to favor more restrictions on gun ownership. even sales of gun safes are shooting up. >> people are definitely concerned about the safety of their families and kids. >> reporter: a week after the massacre of those innocent children and adults in newtown, connecticut, the head of the national rifle association unveiled his plan, calling for every american school to have an armed guard. >> when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school, that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. >> we don't want to turn our schools into dodge cities. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey placed armed guards in each school over the governor's objection. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example. >> such an interesting debate. you feel like we have to do something to prevent another tragedy like the one we saw in newtown. but folks say you don't want to make campuses feel like po
. >>> daniel inouye, war hero and long-time senator, is being remembered this morning from washington to his home state of hawaii. inouye was a world war ii medal of honor winner, who lost an arm during a battle in italy. he became the first japanese-american in congress. and served 50 years in the u.s. senate. daniel inouye died yesterday at a washington area hospital of breathing problems. he was 88 years old. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton is said to be feeling a little more like herself after suffering a concussion last week. two teams of doctors checked her out. even putting her on an i.v. drip for a short time. aides say she is frustrated and wants to return to work. she will be unable to testify at the congressional hearings on benghazi this week. but she may do so down the road. >>> and the pacific northwest is recovering from the strongest storm of the season, complete with blinding snow, drenching rain and damaging winds. 80-mile-per-hour winds toppled a huge tree that crashed into a home in western washington, narrowly missing a baby in his crib. fortunately, that chil
you very much. >> coming up next, encouraging signs from washington we're not going over the fiscal cliff. >> positive reaction news got today on wall street. stay with us. >>> washington will be able to step back from the edge of fiscal skplif reach a deal to avoid tax increases and spending cuts. house speaker john boehner returned to the white house today, word is that the two inched towards a deal following a new proposal from the president. the plan increasing the top tax rates on tax payers earning more than $400,000 a year. >> tonight new signs of optimism on wall street. dow rose 100 points today, snapping a three day losing streak. a and p gained 16 because of signs on solving the deficit crisis. google stock went up $18 a share on reports an antitrust investigation could end this week with no major action required. google has been accused of giving lower rankings to competitors making it harder for customers to find them, apple said it sold more than two million iphone 5s in three days following it's release in china. that is a a record launch in china. >> well, still to c
will come out of retirement as former sandy hook principal in washington, president obama issued resounding call to action. >> the president: this is not some washington commission. >> reporter: the president announced powerful team of cabinet members now have the new task of creating immediate smoothings. vice president biden is wasting no time in getting to work he's expected to convene a teamú:ot top law enforcement officials in washington today to talk about implementing those reforms. mark greenblatt, abc7 news. >j=cát story is just sad, scam artists have started to prey on memories of the victims of the school tragedy. family of 6-year-old noah posner learned somebody was soliciting donations in the boy's memory. family members immediately reported it to police. >>> switching gears, gas prices lowest level of the year and better news analysts say is that they will continue to drop, national average below $3.27. prices have dropped for the past 27 days energy experts predict prices could fall further, 20 cents per gallon less in 2013. >> i%/o filled my tank yesterday because i didn't
:41. >>> washington may be taking a big step back from the fiscal cliff. the offer from the white house that republicans will consider. >>> mystery of stolen hollywood film. police and movie studio are ÑuÑuñ it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. >>> good tuesday morning. live look outside from our sutro camera looking down at san francisco, across the bay into the east bay. it is dry and clear. albeit cool. grab the jacket and get ready for the next round. another storm. >>> this morning house speaker boehner will present the white house's latest fiscal cliff offer to house republicans it would eliminate tax cut for americans other thanning more than $400,000 a year, -- cut 400 billion dolla
. now back to you. >>> rain returns but not for everyone. sandhya is here washington look at the accu-weather forecast. >> the system will be different that comes in tomorrow. show you how in just a moment. from our south beach camera lovely 1 set this was 4:58 looking towards sutro tower. look at the color gorgeous thanks to the high clouds made of ice crystal. let's check out live doppler 7 hd and we still have high clouds moving in as you can see here with you not helping to keep the temperatures up much. we are in the upper 30's in the col coldest inland valley already. 37 in nap a.39 in livermore. rain for some of you friday afternoon and snow level coming down to around 3000 feet as we head in the saturday morning satellite radar this is a system we are watching today. nasty day with the high pressure ridge but now this system is going to start to change things up a bit. already seeing like i said some cloud cover. rain returns tomorrow afternoon but this system unlike previous storms will actually split in two and parallel the coast a second half of the system staying off
on capitol hill in washington, d.c., a senate foreign relationsvvm committee hearing on the except 11th, attack in --qsñm on september 1h attack in benghazijoáae getting underway now. testifying today are deputies to secretary of state hillary clinton, clinton herself is not testifying at today's hearing because she is recovering from a concussion. new this morning, we are just learning clinton is rescheduled to testify about the attacks next month. the date has not been specified. >>> 6:11. ups gets ready to make history today. >>> painful routine that has become too familiar in connecticut. good-byes continuing today. fi >>> winds this morning with cloud cover helping keep temperatures up a little trying to talk too fast, sorry. a little wind ch alsohere=v half moon bay bay winds about seven. 7:00 the rest of us 30s and 40s 50s through 4:00, increasi(mu clouds and light rain north bay by 7:00 all of us have rain tomorrow, saturday and sunday mid to upper 50s. 6:15. vice president biden is getting to work on the gun task force president obama appointed him to chair he's meeting with
>>> the bulk of the system staying to the north around oregon and washington will start to slide south a little under eureka and mount shasta and crescent city with lower elevation rain and higher elevation snow today. high pressure over us, nearly calm and very, very dry air and that's why we are seeing temperatures drop so significantly this morning. by 7:00, we are at our lows for -- in general, noon mid to upper' Ñ 40s, 4:00, a few high clouds, a lot of sun low to mid 50s, 7:00 chilly, low to mid 40s. rain arrives in the north bay tomorrow, also will bring warmer weather, rain for all of us friday and saturday. >>> 6:14. new this morning, abc news has learned president obama will hold a briefing at the white house 8:45 in morning, our time to make announcement about the nation's gun policies after the school tragedy in connecticut where we find mark greenblatt this morning. >> reporter: good morning. another somber day in sandy hook in 45 minutes more funerals are slated to get underway. here in the center of town, behind me the memorial has grown it extends back behind me, around the corn
a gunman burst into that temple and opened fire back in august. >>> and in washington, advocates for gun control held a vigil outside the white house. the group is demanding tougher laws restricting access to guns and who can own them. white house officials say that discussion is coming, as evidenced by president obama's comments during last night's service there in newtown. >>> this is the fourth mass shooting since president obama took office. last night he made it clear gun control is about to become a top priority of his administration. but despite national outrage after each tragedy, the number of guns in america is soaring. here's abc's correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: on black friday, u.s. shoppers were not just buying toys and electronics, they were also buying guns in record numbers. on that single day, the fbi did computerized background checks on more than 154,000 purchases of firearms. and in november alone, americans tried to buy a whopping 2 million guns. here are some facts that might surprise you. there are more registered gun dealers and stores than major superm
not sufficiently been addressed. >> reporter: in other words, no. many americans turn to washington in their grief for answers as to what they can do, what society can do to prevent future sandy hooks. they did not hear any answers coming from the white house. diane? >> all right, jake, thanks. >>> and still ahead here on "world news," that question of mental health. we have been hearing from parents coming out of the shadows and worried about their troubled children. saying they need help. what is the solution for them? what can be done? that's next. ♪ [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. a delicious new way to get essential vitamins you need. just bite into the tasty shell... to a chewy vitamin core for a unique multivitamin sensation!
on this sunday night, great to have you with us. we begin with the developing story from washington. those 11th hour talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. this evening here after they came to a halt, the vice president has been called in, now playing a central role. but time is running out. just tonight and tomorrow left. and if no agreement, taxes will go up for all americans. in fact, the average american family would see a tax increase of more than $3,400. as congress convened, even the senate chaplain praying to avoid what the president first called "self-inflicted wounds." let's bring in jon karl. he's been at his post every step of the way. the source has told you the vice president has been called in on this. >> reporter: that's right. i'm told the vice president is now playing a direct role in these negotiations, trying to get to a deal, a last-minute deal, a key player in the final hours. president obama set off the high-stakes weekend scramble friday night, imploring congressional leaders to take action immediately. >> the american people are not going to have any patience for a politicall
to write tougher laws effort in washington, d.c. to get it going those who support firearms rights, say if someone wants to kill somebody they are going to do it with or without an automatic or semi-automatic weapon. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> abc news will continue to cover the tragedy in newtown. express your sympathy by posting this badge to your facebook wall. go to facebook.com/abc7news. >>> traffic and weather together, next. outside right now, embarcadero, dry streets, that is going to change in the next couple of days. >>> haz-mat team surrounds peninsula mobile home park. the mistake that ñ Ñ,ÑzÑpríÑy"t >>> temperatures are colder this morning, mid to upper 30s north bay valleys towards concord, low to mid 40s for the rest of us, temperatures anywhere from 8 to 21° cooler than yesterday, put the umbrella an add heavier coat, sunglasses this afternoon partly cloudy, low to mid 50s showers over the ocean water closer to one or two of our beaches, maybe. tomorrow frost everywhere high clouds and sun in the afternoon, get ready for wet brewster -- blustery conditions t
washington on republican plan b to avoid the so called fiscal cliff that is coming. house speaker john boehner said he would bring to it a vote today. ñ ago, postponed it. it would raise tax rates only on people that make $1 million or more. the white house wants the cutoff point to be $400,000. democrat nancy pelosi said it would add half a billion dollars to the deficit. she called on republicans to stop introducing quote, bills to know where. -- nowhere. >> and who served in the senate 50 years died monday at age 88 of respiratory come politics his body now lies in state in the capitol row tunda. a tribute paid to only 30 other people. last being president ford, six years ago, but now, senator from hawaii honor that had way as well. >> despite apparent stalemate over the fiscal cliff,5zl stock prices went up today, dow jones gained almost 60 points, nasdaq and s and p both inched up as well. sales of previously owned homes have risen to highest levels in three years, up 5.9% last month, the industry now on track to8'm sell more than five million homes this year, ora cell of redwoo
to washington to resume negotiations to avoid that fiscal cliff. congress will also be returning on thursday, and we will finally see if they can come together and make an agreement. >> and the clock is ticking. we are now just days away. and the one thing that we off forget, this fiscal cliff, this isn't some small cliff we're talking about. this is like road runner, wylie coyote way off that cliff. you come off that cliff, it is a long way down. there are serious consequences for all of us. >> spending cuts, taxes raised across the board. and the president was hoping that everyone could cool off, drink of eggnog, spend time with the family and when you get back to washington on thursday, let's hammer it out. but a lot of people are saying it doesn't look like it may happen at all. >> a lot of people will be celebrating on new years. when we wake up january 1, there might be a lot of upset people. >>> in other very important news, perhaps the most important news of the night, trenton, ladies and gentlemen, remains in the hands of the hessians. yeah, george washington didn't cross the delawa
, everybody. we're going to move to other news. daniel inouye is being remembered from washington to his home state of hawaii. he was a world war ii medal of honor winner who lost an arm to a german hand grenade in italy. he became the first japanese american in congress and served 50 years in the u.s. senate. his death was announced by harry reid. >> the kindness that he has shown me for me time here in the senate has been something i will cherish always. a man who has lived and breathed the senate. he was that patriot. >> very kind words. president obama also a native of hawaii tweeted aloha yesterday. he died yesterday at 88 years old. >>> there is progress in talks on the fiscal cliff, but major sticking points still remain with just two weeks to go. a top republican says there is disagreement over spending cuts versus new taxes and until that could be worked out, there won't be any talks about the specific details. and wall street closed higher over signs of the talks. the dow jones rose 100 points for its biggest gain of the month. early markets overseas also higher because of capitol h
be back in washington when congress reconvenes tomorrow. and they can try once again to negotiate a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff by the end of the year. just about every american family will see their taxes increase on january 1 unless a deal is reached. but lawmakers are expressing very little optimism so far. meantime, the president spent christmas in hawaii, visiting a local marine base, thanking more than 100 troops and their families for their service. >>> and this morning, the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing at a major u.s. base in eastern afghanistan. three afghans, including a guard at camp chatman were killed in today's explosion. >>> and back here at home, former major league baseball player andruw jones is free on bond this morning. he was arrested near atlanta early christmas morning on a battery charge, after police responded to a call about a domestic dispute with his wife. >>> and netflix, they are apologizing for a christmas outage in its video streaming service. yes, it happened on christmas, a little untimely. it took ten hours to resolve the
. >> reporter: on nbc and in a "washington post" op-ed, susan said a partisan battle was the last thing that the country needs. late thursday, president obama reconfirmed his confidence in her. >> she's done an outstanding job. i could not be prouder with her. she will continue to be one of the top members of my national security team. >> reporter: rice had become the designated obama administration target for republicans seeking answers and/or political advantage, relating to the terrorist attacks on september 11th, 2012, on the diplomatic compound in benghazi, libya. >> in fact, what this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response. >> reporter: five days after those attacks, rice went on the sunday shows, repeating talking points from the intelligence community, that critics said downplayed the terrorist attack in the weeks leading up to the election. >> i didn't mislead. i didn't misrepresent. i did the best with the information the united states government had at the time. >> reporter: democrats point out that republicans didn't have as hard a time with a different nati
freed after a firefight. martha raddatz has details from washington. what a dramatic escape. >> reporter: it certainly is. richard is a very experienced foreign correspondent. and he had been inside syria before. he and his crew were grabbed after crossing into northwest syria last thursday. there had been no communication with them, no contact, no ransom demands. they were thrown in the back of a truck, bound and blindfolded, although not physically harmed. then yesterday, as the captors were moving them to a new location, they were stopped at a rebel checkpoint. there was a confrontation. and then, the firefight broke out. in that firefight, two of the captors were killed and several others escaped. but richard and his crew were rescued. the syrian rebels then drove him to the border to safety. all are in good health, fortunately. george? >> thank goodness for that. what do we know about the group that took them hostage? >> we know very little about the group. but they were not believed to be loyal to the assad regime, nor were those who rescued him. there's so many rebel groups in tha
a real cliffhanger. members of the house are now leaving washington, now that a republican plan offered by house speaker john boehner, called plan b, was put aside. it simply did not have enough support to pass. boehner's plan would have raised taxes on those earning more than $1 million a year. after pulling the bill, boehner said it's now up to president obama and the senate to find a way to avoid the cliff. so there's no way to get a plan through the house based on republican support. that is the political lesson from this. but the day before, they said this is going to pass and then yanked it because the support in that chamber was not there. so i don't know quite where it goes from here. no one does. and now it's time for christmas break. so they get back and have less than a week to get something done before january. >> and the president isn't going to hawaii now, right? >> the last i heard, it was still up in the air. you can't imagine he would have a vacation now. or any of them shouldn't have a vacation now. but we don't know. so cliff hanger is the right word for sure. >>> now
holiday travel season. >>> now to the epic dysfunction playing out in washington. a sort of theater of the absurd that might actually be amusing if the stakes weren't so high for the rest of us. >> two days left until we all go over the fiscal cliff which would mean everyone's taxes will go up and sharp spending cuts will go effect that could drive our economy back into recession. to abc news white house correspondent jonathan karl filling in today for george stephanopoulos as host of abc's "this week." >> hey, jon, good morning. i know today and tomorrow obviously hugely important. can you sort of walk us through the potential order of operations? what could we see play out today and tomorrow? >> well, it is right down to the wire, dan. what's happening right now is harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the top democrat and republican in the senate are still negotiating their staffs at this hour. they are supposed to be working until about 3:00 this afternoon when the plan would be presented to both caucuses. as we understand what they are talking about is the bare minimum. basically the
. >>> rain returns but not for everyone. sandhya is here washington look at the accu-weather forecast. >> the system will be different that comes in tomorrow. show you how in just a moment. from our south beach camera lovely 1 set this was 4:58 looking towards sutro tower. look at the color gorgeous thanks to the high clouds made of ice crystal. let's check out live doppler 7 hd and we still have high clouds moving in as you can see here with you not helping to keep the temperatures up much. we are in the upper 30's in the col coldest inland valley already. 37 in nap a.39 in livermore. rain for some of you friday afternoon and snow level coming down to around 3000 feet as we head in the saturday morning satellite radar this is a system we are watching today. nasty day with the high pressure ridge but now this system is going to start to change things up a bit. already seeing like i said some cloud cover. rain returns tomorrow afternoon but this system unlike previous storms will actually split in two and parallel the coast a second half of the system staying off the coast lane s
that changed our nation. it's the annual re-enactment of george washington's christmas day crossing of the delaware river in 1776. hundreds gathered to watch the event and to hear a washington stand-in deliver the speech to the troops. this year, the weather just didn't cooperate. only one boat tried to make the crossing. but the water was just too rough. the weather must have been better back in '76 because there were enough boats to carry 2,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 18 canons from pennsylvania to new jersey. the historic trek turned the tide in the revolutionary war. >> at least they tried. maybe they didn't make it. >>> there was quite a treat for fans at yesterday's rockets/bulls game in chicago. >> the crowd watched as the bulls mascot and a bunch of santas put on this impressive display of slam-dunking. granted, yes, they were using trampolines to get that high above the rim. you have to give them credit, especially after they had been delivering those presents all night long. too bad the bulls, though, could not deliver a win. ouch. >> nice to see santa like that. >>> stil
-mail is really from a friend. abc news, washington. >> ama: to a different kind of theft, there's a growing spike in crime all over the country targeting iphones, this shows a thief sneaking up on a victim and putting her in a head lock before snatching already iphone. one person crashed a bmw in into a store and then ran off with a stash. and in new york city, iphone thefts spiked 40%, and in washington, dc they make up 40% of all robberies. san francisco police say they've received 1700 reports storm cell phones this year. >> a flooding expedition goes horribly wrong in the san gabriel mountains. it was caught on video. almost turned to disaster when a man fell through the ice, and one person after another tried to save him, only to fall in themselves. >> coming across the ice really fast and went from cheering to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> give me the rope. >> a crowd gathered on shore, frantically screaming for help. at one point 12 people in the water. it ended after nine minutes when everybody was finally hauled out to shore. >> high surf and heavy winds kennedy rescuers
in washington. the movement moment privately inside the -- he was live in newton. he will not appear before the cameras today but he is observing that moment of silence. ince. and in newtown, the community has gathered to remember at trinity episcopal church. [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] >> 26 tolls of the bell. [ bell tolling >> 26 lives cut short in sandy hook. the president open observed this moment privately he said 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults together we will carry on and make our country worthy ofe;n their memory. we are going to return now to "good morning america" and our other regular programs. thanks for watching us. i'm george stephanopoulos in new york, have a good day. . >>> that was a lot of bells, too many bells. >>> indeed. welcome back to the abc7 morning news. 6:37 on this friday morning. we are also following a big local story. >>> that's right t
news, washington. >> for all the people talking about reform right now, background checks, strengthening that system right now, absolutely a part of it. and closing that gun show loophole. you have to believe they'll be part of whatever final package emerges. >> what wonderful work this young man is doing. he's an ambassador for peace. >> turning tragedy into a legitimate cause. that's admirable. we'll be back. we'll be back. [ female announcer ] what does the anti-aging power of olay total effects plus the perfecting color of a bb cream equal? introducing the newest beauty trend. total effects cc cream c for color. c for correction. [ female announcer ] fight 7 signs of aging flawlessly. cc what's possible. ♪ ♪ oh i need someone to read me stories ♪ ♪ oh, someone to turn the page >>> with the past few weeks gridlocked on capitol hill, lawmakers took a rather unusual step yesterday. >> they took a break from their work to go to the movies, together. the senators were hoping for a little inspiration in leadership and more importantly, in bipartisanship. abc's sunlen
in washington, flags lowered to half staff. while back in newtown, true to the grim and all too familiar script of the mass shootings, a candlelight vigil. all day long as we watched the drama unfold here, adding to the shock in this community, the fact that this is such an unlikely venue for violence. a small, sleepy town, with a population of fewer than 30,000, the kind of bucolic new england place where people move precisely for the schools and the safety. >> like, should i be pinched to see if it really is real? i'd just -- heartwrenching. >> reporter: feels like a dream, a bad dream. >> it's a nightmare. >> reporter: for though lucky enough to be reunited with their children tonight, a wake-up call. >> count your blessings every day for what you have. >> reporter: alexis, i am really glad you're okay. really glad you're okay. you're pretty tough. you're pretty tough. she is a great kid and she's had a very tough day. and tonight, abc news has learned that the fbi is interviewing friend and family of the gunman not only here in connecticut but also in new jersey and in massachusetts as they
. in washington, d.c., remembering them with song, holding candles against the night. at a church in detroit, keeping the children, the teachers, in their prayers. and on television today, nfl players, like the teams in the new orleans superdome offering a moment of silence. and this evening a new image of the gunman, adam lanza in a sixth grade yearbook picture years before he would take the lives of 12 little girls, eight little boys and the six women who taught and guided them. our ern tire -- entire abc news team is on the grounds tonight and we begin with the portraits of the lives lost. ♪ this is an abc news special report. tragedy at sandy hook. >> good evening to all of you, i'm diane sawyer, here with george stephanopoulos at abc htd quarters in new york and we sboin you on the air this sunday night because the people of newtown, connecticut are holding a vigil and president obama is about to speak. he is in the auditorium at the ne newtown high school, about a mile from where so many lost their lives. >> the president landed earlier today. four times now as president he's had thi
measures in place like limited access. flif sacramento, abc 7 news. >> thank you. a new abc news washington post poll shows support for stricter gun control at a five-year high. 54% want stricter laws. 59% support a ban on ammunition clips and 52% want a ban on semi automatic handgun autos classes resumed in two south bay schools shut down because of a bomb threat directed as a teacher. classes resumed atmonta vista high school. kept them closed on fridayhmzxñ, and they had a call to reopen following the arrest of the 16-year-old suspect. parents face difficult time explaining thing owes to their kids. >> this is a very delicate. have you to explain it to kids. they cannot understand the details that, you know? in their minds. so in a way that safety is necessary. they have been doing good work. >> police say the 16-year-old confessed to claiming a bomb was blais plaised on campus. no device was found. the teenager faces felony charges in juvenile court. >> now, abc 7 news will continue to cover the shooting traj dmi newtown as it unfolds. at 5:30 on world news a closer look at the two adu
the blame for this mudslide in washington state. a 75 foot wall of mud and debris rolls off the hill into a passing train and derails it this happened monday in everett, washington a long shoreman said he had a feeling something was going to go wrong. >>> mike are with we getting their storm eventually? >> that moved to the east. more temperatures, warmest this morning, pier 1 in san francisco, 45 there 32° if you are headed -- rcv&q?c-kzo-]>n5 radar, satellite everything way from us now waiting for that next storm going to come at us from the northwest. reporting stations>ai 20s north bay valleys, 30s everywhere else until you get to san francisco officially 41° downtown. monterey 39°. three hard hitting things i want to talk about sunny today, cool, almost as chilly tonight rain on the way thursday north bay, friday through sunday for the rest of us high pressure splitting systems steering this system north nowing going to keep it there for the better -- going to keep it there for the better part of the day. 5:00 tomorrow morning. hardly clouds almost as cold tomorrow morning.
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to turn back to washington where president obama did speak today about the tragedy in his emotional press conference, talking as commander in chief and as father of two young daughters. here abc's chief white house correspondent jake tapper now. >> reporter: as flags were lowered to half-staff at the white house this afternoon. >> our hearts are broken today. >> reporter: president obama reacted not as a president, but as a parent. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional side of the president rarely seen in public. he repeatedly wiped away tears and paused to compose himself. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: it was almost two years ago the president was called to be consoler in chief after a different act of gun violence in tucson where congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and six others were killed. >> we
incidents since that was passed. >> new signs out of washington today that republicans and democrats are working together to come to a solution to avoid the fiscal cliff. abc 7 news is in washington with the latest. >> back and forth continued today two.bcuides not close to a final deal. house speaker john boehner says he continues to work with the president but keeping handy a plan b, extending the bush tax cuts for everybody making less than $1 million. >> having a back up plan to make sure few taxpayers were affected by this increase as possible. moving down that path is the right course of action for us. >> after meeting with boehner yesterday, the president sweetened his offer including $1.2 trillion in tax increases down from the offer of $1.6 trillion. extending tax cuts for every american earning less than0oñ $400,000 a year, instead of $250,000. limiting amount of cost of living increases for social security recipients and a two year extension on the debt ceiling. >> the president has come halfway, republicans have come about this far. so we're close. the president demonstr
chaos in washington and a rough day in the financial markets. >>> and we switch gears, george, four days left to get your christmas presents. if you haven't done it yet, don't worry. we have incredible deals. >>> let's get right to the wild weather across the nation, creating trouble for holiday travel. our team is tracking it this morning, beginning with sam. good morning, sam. >> good morning, george. as the storm that terrorized the country, now that it's moved in the northeast, it is a big heavy rain situation with wind. we've had an inch of rain so far in the new york city area. another half-inch of rain coming. 45-mile-per-hour, 50-mile-per-hour winds. take a look at the damage that came in with the winds. four stories' worth of scaffolding collapsing. just one of the scaffolding collapses that we have seen in new york. "gma" storm site radar will show you there's plenty left in this storm, still plenty of rain from washington, d.c. to boston today. and plenty of snow in the back end behind it. we use this model to show us where the worst winds will be. what you need to look at is
's an abc news analyst, he's coming to our washington bureau today, he was trying to help us figure out some reasoning why someone would do this. we often point to illness after cases like this. i was struck by the age, 24 years old. columbine, virginia tech, they were students at those particular schools involved. but this was an elementary school. when you hear 24 years old, you immediately think, this is a little different from what we have seen. >> that's correct. david, as we talked about earlier, what's the connection between the shooter with the school? if there's a child, shooter's child, connected to the shooter some way, one quick scenario, if this involves a domestic situation, he lost custody of this children, in murders of children by the fathers, it's mainly driven many times by wanting to kill the mother and the children because they believe the mother produced this child and no one else is going to have this child i'm going to take this child out. now, what would you do that and kill aother children? the real motive of this, we're going to look at this and go, how in the worl
were. >> winter hit the state of washington over night. here is what we are dealing with. really wet snow and ice underneath making roads very slick, makes kids late for school and making it tough for people to get the holiday shopping done in time. >> reporter: that storm tonight is on the move. blizzard warnings in eastern kansas and a snake of watches and warnings from denver to eastern michigan. the result, up to a foot of snow and gusting winds from parts of the rockies to eastern iowa. starting tomorrow and making it to wisconsin by friday. >> okay, ginger is here now. take us through, what travellers should watch for. >> tonight, it's denver. if you're flying in and around denver, tonight, early tomorrow, northeast colorado. then we go for the wednesday nebraska and kansas problem area. iowa. and even northern illinois, just touching of the suburbs of chicago, thursday and friday. remember too, you have severe storms and everybody is asking, does it get to the east coast? do we get a white christmas? right now, it looks like a whole lot of rain. >> looks like we need holiday s
. >> show them the love and assure them of safety. that helps. >>> well, in washington, gun control advocates held a vigil joult side the white house last night. >> many of those taking part lost families to gun violence. they're pushing for tougher gun laws and demanding action. >> no question. >>> up next, outside reactions to the tragedy. >> heart felt moments at nfl games and across the nation. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] when ziggy the cat appeared at their door, he opened up jake's very private world. at first, jake's family thought they saved ziggy, but his connection with jake has been a lifesaver. for a love this strong, his family only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein... ...to help keep ziggy's body as strong as a love that reaches further than anyone's words. iams. keep love strong. and with my bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i love 'em even more. i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's 1% back on... [ toy robot sounds ] 2% on
. a giant 75-foot wide mudslide slammed into a moving freight train in everett, washington, knocking them right off the track. engineers had been scheduled to check the hillside, but they were waiting for the train to go by first. amazingly, no one was hurt. >>> the latest storm to hit the southern california mountains is making it hard for drivers to get around, even with mandatory chains on their tires. but the resorts welcome the snow, as always. business has been booming with the influx of early skiers and snowboarders. that's one of the few ways snow is great. if you're in the mountains doing your thing, yeah, snow is wonderful. or if you're a kid off from school building a snowman, snow is a beautiful thing. other than that, not so much. >>> coming up next, addressing a pr nightmare. instagram's solution to an instant revolt. >>> the all-out search for a hollywood feature film. its disappearance sounds like part of a movie plot. you're watching "world news now." ♪ it's so important to make someone happy ♪ when you give a child a toy, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone hap
reported stolen yet but they have their suspicions. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 5:42. >>> washington may be taking a step back from the fiscal cliff. next, the offer from the white house that republicans will consider this morning. >>> mystery of a stolen hollywood film. why application and the movie studio are [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin just unroll it, fill, top, bake, and present. that must have taken you forever! it was really tough. [ female announcer ] pillsbury pie crust. let the making begin >>> this morning house speaker boehner will present the white house's latest offer to house republicans. it would eliminate a tax cut for americans earning more than $400,000 a year. it would cut 400 billion dollars from health care programs and 200 billion dollars from other programs over the next 10 years. the offer would not change the eligibility age for
fainting from dehydration. abc's david kerley has the latest from washington and, david, how serious is her condition? >> well, she is staying home for about a week now. secretary clinton's health issue means she will not be going to capital hill to testify about what happened in benghazi. even though she injured herself last week we didn't learn about her condition until hours ago. this morning hillary clinton is at home recovering from a concussion as well as a stomach virus, in fact, the two are related. the state department says the secretary returned from her latest trip with a stomach bug. that was nine days ago but early last week clinton became dehydrated and fainted at her home, she apparently hit her head because she suffered a concussion. it's the second time in eight years she has fainted because of a stomach bug but she's generally healthy as she told barbara walters who asked about a possible presidential run in 2016. >> is your i'm a concern to you. >> it really isn't. i am thankfully knock on wood not only healthy but have incredible stamina and energy. >> but staying home t
-mail is really fr friend. abc news, washington. >> ama: to a different kind of theft, there's a growing spike in crime all over the country targeting iphones, this shows a thief sneaking up on a victim and putting her in a head lock before snatching already iphone. one person crashed a bmw in into a store and then ran off with a stash. and in new york city, iphone thefts spiked 40%, and in e up 40%on, dc of all robberies. san francisco police say they've received 1700 reports storm cell phones this year. >> a flooding expedition goes horribly wrong in the san gabriel mountains. it was caught on video. almost turned to disaster when a man fell through the ice, and one person after another tried to save him, only to fall in themselves. >> coming across the ice really fast and went from cheering to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> give me the rope. >> a crowd gathered on shore, frantically screaming for help. at one point 12 people in the water. it ended after nine minutes when everybody was finally hauled out to shore. >> high surf and heavy winds kennedy rescuers busy on the beach
, tallahassee. atlanta. columbia, south carolina, involved in this. storms from washington, d.c. to mobile today. a quick look at the northeast. it's damp and foggy. one storm system is replaced by >> all of america's weather right here on "good morning america" in the next half hour. elizabeth? >>> coming up, what did adam lanza's mother know? and were there warning signs missed when it came to the shooter? ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. for centuries." ♪ this levian collection is amazing. maybe it's time to start your own. [ female announcer ] kay jewelers presents today's levian collection... [ gasps ] featuring exclusive levian chocolate diamonds. from the levian family - where the latest in fashion meets fine jewelry. one more reason kay is the number-one jewelry store in america. it's... a work of art? ♪ every kiss begins with kay five days la
control little boats on the mall water in washington because it somehow represents a security threat to the country. we have to be a little bit reasonable, and unless we surround our citizenry with the quite false idea that this is an extremely dangerous -- >> and on that point, joe klein, people should be reminded. parents should be reminded that the overwhelming majority of schools in this country are safe. >> that's right. although, you know, i had this creepy feeling walking into this school this morning that i wasn't in a place of safety in this town. >> even thought there was no rational -- >> it was a completely irrational thought, and when i say that i think about all the children who are going to be walking into schools tomorrow. >> and that gives us a place we have to stop because we want to talk about that with dr. richard besser when we come back. >> this was not god's plan. >> this was not god's plan. this was a man with serious issues in his life. why he'd want to destroy innocent children, no one can figure out. >> we're grieving with you. >> i appreciate it. i'm so ti
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